Penduline-tits (Remizidae)

Yellow Penduline-tit (Anthoscopus parvulus) - HBW 13, p. 71

French: Rémiz à ventre jaune German: Senegalbeutelmeise Spanish: Pájaro-moscón Amarillo
Other common names: West African/Least Penduline Tit

Taxonomy: Aegithalus [sic] ? parvulus Heuglin, 1864, Bongo, Bahr-el-Ghazal, south Sudan.
Forms a superspecies with A. punctifrons, A. musculus, A. caroli and A. minutus. Geographical variation sometimes considered to be clinal, and complicated by effects of plumage wear; species treated by some authorities as monotypic. Proposed race citrinus (described from Bozoum, near Bouar, in W Central African Republic) considered inseparable from senegalensis. Three subspecies provisionally recognized.

Subspecies and Distribution:

  • senegalensis (Grote, 1924) - extreme S Mauritania, Senegal, Gambia and Guinea Bisseau E to N Benin, N Nigeria (E to W & S areas of L Chad), N Cameroon (Bénoué National Park) and W Central African Republic.
  • aureus Bannerman, 1939 - NW Ghana (Bole).
  • parvulus (Heuglin, 1864) - S Chad (S & E from E shores of L Chad), S Sudan and N DRCongo, possibly also extreme NW Uganda.

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